Thirty Printable Daily Creative Writing Exercises for Author Development Giving Beginning, Middle, and End of a Short Passage

Thirty Printable Daily Creative Writing Exercises for Author Development Giving Beginning, Middle, and End of a Short Passage



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A Month of Writer’s Sketches 5—Beginning Middle End provides writers with 30 “sketch starters,” creative prompts to kick off daily writing exercises. If you have always wanted to embrace the discipline of daily writing but were never sure what to write about, try these exercises for a month. The sketch-writing process is deceptively simple: In a limited period of time (perhaps as brief as five minutes), compose a short written passage that begins with one of the three words of the day, ends with another, and uses another somewhere in between.

By month’s end, you will find that you have sharpened your skills, deepened your sense of identity as an author, and perhaps even learned something about what lies at the depths of your being. If you are new to daily writing, resolve to be faithful to the discipline for the coming month. If you already know what daily writing can do for you, consider saving money by purchasing the six-part series as a package. If you are not sure which type of sketch-starter you would like to use for an entire month, instead get the Variety Pack, a month-long “sampler” of several different starter types. Whatever item you choose, start growing as a writer this month!

Still not ready to take the plunge? Take a look at free samples of this type of sketch starter here: and here: (NOTE: You will have to copy and paste the urls for these videos into the address bar of your browser.)

Once you know how daily writing can help you grow as an author, consider buying the even more budget-friendly collection "A YEAR of Writer's Sketches," a set of 365 prompts different from those contained in the monthly collections.

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Isabelle Mar 31, 2017

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Excellents exercices, très bien fait ! De bons conseils ! Je suis bien contente. Je recommande !


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lemonary Aug 28, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

These are well written titles -- broad but not unfocused, specific but not limiting. Plenty of room to play! I've been doing (as Trish suggests) five minutes per day with these for the last 30 days. Some prompts resonated with me more than others, but overall I'm amazed by how much I've gotten from them and how much I've grown in only a month. I just bought the sampler pack to try out the other sketches prompt styles. Thank you Trish!

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lemonary Jun 8, 2017

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The one that got me unstuck! :) Thanks Trish! This is such a varied & versatile collection as a whole, a really useful tool.

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Ann Butler Jul 18, 2015

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A member of my family wants to be a writer, so I ordered this exercise program from Trish. It is really excellent! Trish obviously is a professional on a very high level, and she made this very user-friendly for someone with aspirations. Her topics for the day are very thought-provoking and sometimes humorous. What a great exercise at such a good price. Thanks!!!!

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